Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 1,189
    #1

    Cool Present Simple

    Hello!

    Is the use of the Present Simple correct, here?:

    "Guides are specialists. They know what they talk about".

    Thank you
    W

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,609
    #2

    Re: Present Simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is the use of the Present Simple correct, here?:

    "Guides are specialists. They know what they talk about".

    Thank you
    W
    I would use "are talking".

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 1,189
    #3

    Re: Present Simple

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would use "are talking".
    Considering the fact we are talking about them in general, I have problems understanding why we can't use the Present Simple. Can you help me?

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,609
    #4

    Re: Present Simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Considering the fact we are talking about them in general, I have problems understanding why we can't use the Present Simple. Can you help me?
    There is nothing grammatically wrong with the present simple version, we just don't tend to say it like that.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2010, 12:09
  2. Simple past, present simple. Names of the tenses.
    By birdeen's call in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2010, 16:43
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Sep-2009, 08:09
  4. [General] Simple Present, Simple Past and Present Perfect
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Dec-2008, 18:03
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Oct-2004, 01:21

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •